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Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
+86 21 5924 0077
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Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town also known as the "pearl stream." Best known for its bridges, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties, the various spans are built of wood, marble and stone.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (94 reviews)
“water town” (98 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
No.36 Meizhou Road, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201713, China
+86 21 5924 0077
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the top places I visited while staying in Shanghai. Only 1 hour away by bus, it makes it a bit of adventure, but worth it. Walking through the streets of Zhujiajiao brings you back in time and you suddenly have a...More

Thank Ada_Ubrezi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The water city is about an hour's drive from Shanghai but it is worth it. It is well preserved with lots of interesting little local stores to buy gifts or snacks from. We were in a small group of 7 people which was great. We...More

Thank Ina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful town that I highly recommend visiting. If you go early enough you can beat the crowds. I went at 11am and the streets were dead, it was almost like I had the place to myself. By the time a left in...More

Thank Canuck_CJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must admit I had low expectations for Zhujiajiao, and expected it to be entirely commercialized and diluted of all its value. When we arrived, I discovered that I was quite wrong. The main streets and canals of the town are quite commercialized and packed...More

Thank CharlieMSD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour to this little treasure and was worth it as it takes 2 hours from Shangahi to get there so you see quite a bit along the way. As usual a lot of touristy things there in the shopping but we had...More

Thank FrankChris545
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite easy to get to this place by subway & then by taxi. Entrance fees for the more interesting sights r reasonable. The boat rise is well worth it. Just watch out when in the Taoist temple as you can part with your cash...More

Thank Keng L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place smelt really really bad because of the fermented tofu which I will admit will really put me off visiting. I have been here three times and its good in good weather and for photos. Very touristy.

Thank Gracestucker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you go to SHANGHAI, there are several ancient water towns to go but dont choose ZHUJIAJIAO. Pick another one. We chosed it because it was nearer. About 1 hour and a half from the city center including traffic. The "ancient" town is sorrounded by...More

Thank markplim25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled as part of the SNA tour and were taken to the location by our coach driver and guide. A bit of a drive out but being able to see more of the city outskirts was enlightening. We arrived on a week day so...More

Thank A N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place not to be missed. The city is built around canals, with cobble-stoned pedestrian streets. There are many cafes, restaurants, and shops along the canals. It is quite busy in the day but the early mornings and evenings are lovely. Definitely worth...More

Thank knight303
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Johnson H
Hi Jess, How much did you pay for the cab fee to Zhujiajiao? Did you take a cab back to Shanghai? Is it easy to get a cab back?
31 March 2017|
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Response from jamgypsy | Reviewed this property |
My friend ordered the Chinese version of Uber, so I don't know the cost. Getting there was easier than getting back, because it is a more remote area than Shanghai so fewer of these kind of taxis were available, but we... More
Where can I find vegetarian food in this area?
24 February 2017|
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Response from KodoDrummer | Reviewed this property |
When in China (I go there multiple times a year and in aggregate spend three or more months there.), I eat mostly vegetarian. Generally, I have little difficulty finding numerous vegetarian cuisine offerings on most... More
I am looking for additional information regarding the evening program. What is the cost per person and the ending time? Is it necessary to stay in Zhujiajiao in order to see the evening program or does it end in time to catch transportation back to Shanghai? If it is necessary to stay in Zhujiajiao, what is the name of a recommended hotel and would that place be able to handle a student group of 6-12 people? Thank you.
3 September 2016|
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Response from MRob62 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I had a car and driver like many foreigners who live in SH, it's around an hour drive if traffic is ok, didn't stay over so can't help you about hotels etc or evening program. There are plenty of local hotels nearby... More